Sunday, September 13, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Today Myles left for his second tour of Iraq. He is going to Baghdad on FOB Liberty. Here is the low down for the Farewell. On Friday night we had a friend watch the kids and I went with Myles to post at 7:30. He was leaving at 12:15 so between those two times we just waited...and waited...and waited. We had one false alarm formation and then the buses finally came and they loaded up and left. I got home at 1:00 and at 3:00 I got a call from Myles saying to come pick him up because the airplane never left Kuwait. The plane that was there wasn't for So I loaded up the kids in the middle of the night and drove back to post to pick him up. Note to friends here... I would have asked you to babysit but I decided if I woke up the kids and took them then I could sleep in longer. The rest of the day was very LAZY and the kids went to sleep at a wonderful time. We woke up at 3:00 Sunday morning and dragged the kids out of bed to take with us this time. We waited around at the company until 8:00 a.m. Up until this point Karlie was saying she wasn't going to be sad this time and was just excited about the puppy she was going to get when daddy came home. When he was going to get on the bus Karlie broke down in a run to him and started crying right when he was about to step onto the bus. I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one that she made cry. Little kids are the hardest to watch say goodbye. When we were leaving Karlie said, "Mommy, I just love Daddy." while she was crying. A little bit later she said, "I wasn't going to be sad, but I am." Oh man! How sad is that. She cried for I think about 15 minutes straight. Myles just called me at 5:45 and said they were in Maine making their first stop on their way. We love him very much and will see him soon....well, in a year.

These next four are of the first night that he came back home.


  1. Oh Trina that's a tough one! You are so brave and the homecoming will be so sweet. God be with Myles while he's gone and you and the kids at home without a daddy. I know it's tough. :) Good luck!

  2. Wow! That made me cry reading it. I don't know how you guys do it. I love you so much and admire how you can continue with out him. I miss my husband when he leaves for a night. LEt alone a year. HEavenly Father is looking over you guys and giving you loads of blessing to be able to do that as well as myles out serving the country. Love you Myles for doing that for us all.